Ships hit during WWI

HMT Ruby

NameHMT Ruby
TypeNavy Trawler
GRT251 tons
Country  British
Built1916
BuilderCochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryPecae-time operator: Kingston Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., Hull

U-boat attacks on Navy Trawler Ruby


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
117 Oct 1917UC 79 (Werner Löwe)SunkTorpedoed off Ushant. No survivors.
48° 50'N, 5° 10'W


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UC 79 fired a torpedo toward the steamer Polvena, which U 53 had torpedoed earlier in the day. UC 79’s torpedo struck Ruby, which was assisting Polvena, and not its intended target.

Position of attack on Ruby

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1917 (1).

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